Monday, July 25, 2005

Pictures I took while driving

I took these pictures while driving. I didn't want to get home too late, but the scenery was too beautiful for me not to take pictures. Rush hour was over and few people were on the roads. This kind of scenery is something you can see everyday here, but I never tire of it.

These mountains (part of the Rocky Mountains) are called the Sangre De Cristo mountains. For those who don't know Spanish Sangre De Cristo is the "blood of Christ".

The mountain on the left is called Santa Fe Baldy, because it is bald at the top. I've been to the top of this as well as other mountains here.
In the center of this picture is a new resort next to a golf course. This resort and golf course are run by pueblo Indians. This golf course is notorious for using drinking water to water their grass. Golf courses should not be in the desert!

This is a natural feature called Camel Rock, I've been looking at it since I was a kid. The whole area has changed a LOT since I was a kid. Now the road is totally different with a big over pass at this point so that you can get off the road and go to the enormous Camel Rock Casino. There are a lot of casinos here, even though poverty is prevelant.

You can see the shadow of my car in this picture. The median also appears in the next two photos.

What a house, huh? Santa Fe and Los Alamos have a lot of money, the rest of Northern New Mexico is poor. Though a lot of people from EspaƱola work in these two places and that is the majority of EspaƱola's economy.

I took this picture from the parking lot of Trader Joe's.


xSHANTIx said...

those pics are wonderful...i especially like the last two of the sunset the colours are really pretty :o)

Anonymous said...

Are there any native Americans who are sikh?

Prabhu Singh said...